The Grand PalaceIf your visit to Bangkok is short, this section is for you. We compiled a list of the capital’s main attractions so that you’ll still get to see and feel the essence of Bangkok. The list is still quite long, so we broke it down into three categories, in order of importance. The first category includes all the must-see attractions, best suited for a 2-3 day visit. Category 2 is an extension of the first one. If you have 4-5 days to spend in Bangkok, visit the attractions in both categories. If you have a week or so, you can add Category 3 to your list. If you are lucky to have more than a week for Bangkok, then you are ready to experience all the activities and attractions the City of Angels has to offer. Check out our comprehensive list of “things to do and see” for full description.

Days 1-3

Grand Palace
Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
Vimanmek Teak Mansion
Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha)
Jim Thompson’s house
Suan Pakkard
River/canal trip

Days 4-5

National Museum
Lak Meuang (city pillar shrine)
Erawan shrine

Days 6-7+

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Floating Market
Muay Thai
Khon